Produced in 1912, this film has three directors credited which might explain its quirky jumps in scenes. Algie is played by Billy Quirk in a performance which got the film mentioned in the movie "The Celluloid Closet" which discussed gays in early movies that were otherwise straight. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: society. gay, silent
An Arcadian Maid was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1910. It stars Mary Pickford as a young poor girl who is lured to sin by an itinerant peddler played by Mack Sennett. It made me smile. While Pickford is playing her normal put upon innocent girl, Sennett seems to be playing it for comedy It is worth a watch. By the way, for those of you not familiar with the Griffith Biograph shorts, notice the circle with the AB inside it in the kitchen. Thus was the way the American Biograph company... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Pickford, Sennett, silents
Mamie and Buddy are the son and daughter of an abusive shopkeeper. They slip away to watch a medicine show and are punished when their father finds out. The father plans to force Mamie to marry against her will, so she turns to Dr. Harvey for help. Mystic Nights Videos ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Jack Benny, Betty Bronson, E. Alyn Warren, Eva Novak, Billy Butts, Adolph Milar, George E. Stone,...
"Man is involved in two freakish accidents that make him look like a murderer. Poverty row masterwork that is the most precise elucidation of the noir theme of explicit fatalism." - noir expert Spencer Selby | Cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald. | A B-movie, it was shot in six days. The film, budgeted for $89,000 and ended up costing $117,000 to make. ( 24 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller